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Old 08-16-2007, 08:13 AM
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I have a sps varmint that shoots in the .4's with the crappy plastic stock. Not bad for the $480.00 I spent on it. The savage I have copper fouls so badly that I'm gonna get a different barrel. Kind of a bummer considering it has only 200 rounds through it.
Buy a fire lapping kit, use half the recommended bullets and see if that improves it.

Also, bobby hart at www.rwhart.com does after market barrel lapping real economical. Normally I am not a big fan of that but seeing his background he can do it if anyone can.

BH
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Old 08-16-2007, 08:40 AM
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Cartridge wise if you are staying in the 308 family I would go with either the 260 rem or the 7-08.
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Old 08-16-2007, 11:22 AM
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Hadn't considered a 260 rem really either, looks interesting. Would that have enough oomph to kill a fat groundhog about 250-300 yards away?

I'm leaning towards the 7-08 I guess, but looking at the 260 rem there seems to be a lot of bullet types and loads available for it, moreso than the 7-08. The bullets seem to have very similar BCs when looking at hornady's website.

I've never customized a rifle beyond tweaking the trigger some in the garage and swapping optics. Would a cheapo SPS and replacing the stock and maybe the barrel be a sensible alternative to buying a CDL SF for like 900 bucks? Remington has that $50 rebate and it's burning my wallet to spend

Thanks again!
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Old 08-16-2007, 03:17 PM
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The 260 is definatly the superior cartridge in my opinion and it will distroy any critter up to at least mule deer size not to mention its great range capabilities. I feel the ackley improved 260 is the most versitial cartridge a man could have.

Just my two cents worth.
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Old 08-16-2007, 08:43 PM
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The 260 will run a 140 gr A-max bullet out at 2800fps , that has enough "oomph" to kill deer at 1000yds. Now if ground hogs at 300yds in the objective that I'd load a 95gr Hornady V-max , these can be run out at 3300fps easly , that bullet at that speed would make one hell of a mess out of a ground hog.

Now that Nosler has started making the 130gr Accu-Bond , I think that this makes the 260 a very formadable big game round , I would not hesitate shoot big deer maybe even elk if the position is decient with this round.

And like you have seen , ballisticly its hard to beat it. The 260 Ai would offer about another 100fps but in my oppinion its not worth the hassel of fire forming loads and wasting barrel life.

I'm a die hard fan of the 308 and still think its an awsome round for accuracy and even some long range work and personaly feel that anybody that starts out shooting LR with a 308 has alot better respect for accurate range and wind estimation. Now that I have this 260 up and running it making my 308's take a back seat , its just to hard to argue with accuracy in the .3's consistanly that shoots way flatter and hit harder than the 308 at 1000yds and does it with less recoil.
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Old 08-16-2007, 10:42 PM
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Hadn't considered a 260 rem really either, looks interesting. Would that have enough oomph to kill a fat groundhog about 250-300 yards away?

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How about triple that distance and then some.
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Old 08-17-2007, 06:29 AM
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Ok, so I'm really wanting to check out this .260 Remington. Handloading offers plenty of combinations, good groundhog stomping fun, good 600 yard target shooter. Ok, you've sold me, I'm considering it over a 7-08 now.

Problem: I can't find anyone who makes one now after checking a few of the more popular manufacturers. Remingtom makes a crapping looking Model 7 CDL with a 20" barrel. I'd figure this thing would easily deserve a 22 or 24" barrel. And what's with this Model 7 stuff, no Model 700 BDL? What gives? Am I totally missing something here?
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